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Severn Valley Railway provides inspiration for layout by Market Deeping Model Railway chairman




Hello again! In between many other domestic jobs (and my self-imposed list seems endless), I’ve tried to continue working on my own model railway whenever I can, writes Market Deeping Model Railway chairman Peter Davies.

I explained last month some of what has been necessary to get many of our donated locos working again. Unfortunately, that largely stopped work on my own layout, started some 40 years ago and, I suspect, will never be finished!

My father’s family came from Bridgnorth in Shropshire. I spent many childhood holidays with my great aunt and uncle in their house on Granary Steps, over the (then) railway tunnel and visiting my great grandmother whose house on Hollybush Road looked up at the station. For almost 50 years, my wife and I have been members of the Severn Valley Railway and remain amazed by all that those directly involved in that superb heritage line have managed to achieve. Very sadly, we visit it all too rarely.


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